Jodie “PoJo” Miller 80, of Brownwood passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Song Bird Lodge.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Brownwood Funeral Home.

Known as “PoJo”, Jodie was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, to J.M. and Essie J. Miller. Jodie graduated valedictorian from historic Hardin High School, class of 1951 and attended Howard Payne College. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Returning to Brownwood, Jodie worked shortly as a porter at the downtown hotel and later for Weakley Watson Hardware and finally, the Brown County Courthouse.

Jodie is survived by sons, Jodie Miller, LaJon Miller, Draco Miller (Sonia); and daughter, ILita Adams; former wife, Vivian Miller Powell; sons, Nikki Brown and Demetrius Fisher and daughter Essie Miller; 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jodie was preceded in death by both parents; as well as brothers, June Miller, Bennie Chapple sister, Juanice Smith; and granddaughter, Yanna Berniard.

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